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Debian: iceweasel fix several vulnerabilities DSA-1535-1

Date 30 Mar 2008
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Iceweasel web browser, an unbranded version of the Firefox browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1535-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
March 30, 2008              
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Package        : iceweasel
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2007-4879 CVE-2008-1233 CVE-2008-1234 CVE-2008-1235
                 CVE-2008-1236 CVE-2008-1237 CVE-2008-1238 CVE-2008-1240

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Iceweasel
web browser, an unbranded version of the Firefox browser. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following


    Peter Brodersen and Alexander Klink discovered that the
    autoselection of SSL client certificates could lead to users
    being tracked, resulting in a loss of privacy.


    "moz_bug_r_a4" discovered that variants of CVE-2007-3738 and
    CVE-2007-5338 allow the execution of arbitrary code through


    "moz_bug_r_a4" discovered that insecure handling of event
    handlers could lead to cross-site scripting.

    Boris Zbarsky, Johnny Stenback, and "moz_bug_r_a4" discovered
    that incorrect principal handling can lead to cross-site
    scripting and the execution of arbitrary code.


    Tom Ferris, Seth Spitzer, Martin Wargers, John Daggett and Mats
    Palmgren discovered crashes in the layout engine, which might
    allow the execution of arbitrary code.


    "georgi", "tgirmann" and Igor Bukanov discovered crashes in the
    Javascript engine, which might allow the execution of arbitrary


    Gregory Fleischer discovered that HTTP Referrer headers were
    handled incorrectly in combination with URLs containing Basic
    Authentication credentials with empty usernames, resulting
    in potential Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.


    Gregory Fleischer discovered that web content fetched through
    the jar: protocol can use Java to connect to arbitrary ports.
    This is only an issue in combination with the non-free Java


    Chris Thomas discovered that background tabs could generate
    XUL popups overlaying the current tab, resulting in potential
    spoofing attacks.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in

The Mozilla products from the old stable distribution (sarge) are no
longer supported.

We recommend that you upgrade your iceweasel packages.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian 4.0 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for amd64, arm, 386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:   186301 53f3006d2e0e33c5c3b9b2e5455dceda
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1289 4cae6173a998d828c2482342990d278a
    Size/MD5 checksum: 43550925 d9581b7ecfadc75faab6745b27f153fb

Architecture independent packages:
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54124 1c174b651e317df30e5fdeba88d0ec55
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54384 5edb0209f67852029483cbcba18f5c92
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54274 7b8c2847eccc00fe3fd8b867e9d71acf
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54242 92384349e31851e1b0119552cb07f44d
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54124 45d17d43f0b99aeb176375edd4c75d76
    Size/MD5 checksum:   239444 393dcf03f5b94cf95be68525b89492bf
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54914 6540e2954f40e3bc63bf74bc4fd8b674

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum: 10194518 754786f9c4fdc37b85cf89834e9cbdb5
    Size/MD5 checksum: 50099150 ca0f49a7edcb77cbdd7cad9f6d0ea069
    Size/MD5 checksum:    87670 338c9a70618805a6ffb822269101b044

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  9243714 c57fc912cd587993569f30cca27ece6c
    Size/MD5 checksum: 49186638 1574200afef731f356faf15092f2721a
    Size/MD5 checksum:    81406 c80e04d7cb727b3cdb2144819bf7f028

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    81770 8b584c2e16fc0eb7bd8c11d27a68f8e5
    Size/MD5 checksum:  9107570 8ac43d77b6449acbecd281b1e5f2e9ac
    Size/MD5 checksum: 49495882 81830f6ad26fa886669d90b887433e77

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    99988 d28403a679b81194e3f65e1b1cec1220
    Size/MD5 checksum: 50453990 eb2fc53f839647fb1584012b126b661b
    Size/MD5 checksum: 14130102 d8e18be59e8d5c800e606ae69708f124

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum: 53881214 78264349841c07851ae9077e12506456
    Size/MD5 checksum: 11049744 2b030d2cfc9cc25127a83a27a3acb180
    Size/MD5 checksum:    82892 413e9bbb536e91cb9374bc7660034f43

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum: 10750920 c4f9f270a9dc3bb9a4c7fb653672ca61
    Size/MD5 checksum: 52448404 2adcb659d1f1eacbe089e6ecf5c1a577
    Size/MD5 checksum:    82932 cf40c0bddc35bbcc0ad25bdd5b75cc70

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum: 51896022 22d862ee8df86400f7cf1e92fcbe8299
    Size/MD5 checksum:    83486 3cfbd6d6e50cba5ee0f9f2a64c582bbb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  9925618 b0790a2eaa530ae0c14cf3e4e087c156

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    87860 6cf8c562ea26ef6b4966990380d0dbaa
    Size/MD5 checksum: 10344926 36b3aa8464d05e8f62c7526df1edb90d
    Size/MD5 checksum: 50768124 95d62e4679469eda4932f22ef004e3e1

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:    81614 4c1326aaae9821365b4baab2c692e5f0
    Size/MD5 checksum:  9129464 dc5b96ef06e08ee830411f043ead9836
    Size/MD5 checksum: 49108664 fee19c03f569025e398d02e1c63af3c4

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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